By Anonymous - 10/06/2013 05:26 - United States - Saint Maries

Today, my mother and grandmother informed me that my sixteen-year-old dog died. I was standing in Wal-Mart at the time. They then yelled at me because crying in public is "inappropriate." FML
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I'm sorry about your dog...crying in public is perfectly alright; there are people who do it on a regular basis, for goodness sake. You just lost one of your best friends, I mean, c'mon. :( That's some insensitive family you have...sorry, OP. Perhaps you could get a puppy to fill the void a bit, after a little while? :D

sounds like my family.. I'm sorry OP. I know it sucks :/

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sounds like my family.. I'm sorry OP. I know it sucks :/

Am I the only one wondering why they waited until Walmart to tell her?

So that she wouldn't be suspicious when the only thing they bought was a shovel of course.

They probably thought that if they were at walmart that she would hold back her crying until later.

I'm sorry about your dog...crying in public is perfectly alright; there are people who do it on a regular basis, for goodness sake. You just lost one of your best friends, I mean, c'mon. :( That's some insensitive family you have...sorry, OP. Perhaps you could get a puppy to fill the void a bit, after a little while? :D

I agree, I recently had to put my 15 year old Shepherd mix to sleep and it was heartbreaking. I had to work the next day (as a grocery store cashier) and every time someone bought dog food it set me off crying again. You just can't help it. And while I agree that there's nothing wrong with crying in public, you shouldn't be put in a situation like that in a public place like Walmart. Nobody wants to hear news of a death while out shopping. They should have told OP in the privacy of home, for her own comfort, not because crying in public is "inappropriate".

tell them they shouldnt have told you in public if they really think that! fyl, so sorry about your dog.

That sucks OP, sorry for the loss. As for your mom and grandmom, tell them to shut up, because that was very inconsiderate of them. You can cry wherever you want.

You lost one of your best friends. I would cry too.

Maybe one of their oldest friends too, I have a cat, but I grew up with a dog. My fathers dog really, but he was still almost a pup when I was born. I husky-something cross, one of the biggest, strongest dogs you ever saw, a "Beardog" (

I'm so sorry OP. They are heartless people who don't understand the emotional impact of the human-animal bond.

Aww, sorry your dog died. After having him for 16 years, it is more than understandable you would cry. That sucks that they told you at such a terrible time/ location.

Well, telling your child/grandchild that their dog has died in public is borderline sociopathic. My condolences, OP. Sounds like that dog led a long, full life. Stay strong.

That is such an inappropriate place to give news like that. How were they expecting to react? Sorry for your loss, OP.

And crying in Walmart is not quite the same as crying in public. The things I've seen in that store .... smh